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The Portfolio of Mixed Media Artist C.A. Pierce

A landscape painting with an emphasis on sky and cloudUntitled, acrylic

C. A. Pierce is a painter and mixed media artist based in Washington State. The artist often works in acrylic paint, layering pigments and hues over a substrate using brushes, palette knives, and other textural tools.

An acrylic painting of three female figures on an orange backgroundLadies of a Feather, acrylic


I really enjoy the overall mood conjured up by C.A.’s recent works. The pieces in this gallery seem to alternate between vast, peaceful land and seascapes, and more experimental, colourful abstractions. The landscapes, made up mostly of textured planes in a single colour, remind me a little of works by Nella Lush or Anne Popperwell, while the more colourful abstractions are reminiscent of frescoes by Paul Catalanotto.

A screen capture of C.A. Pierce's art portfolio


It’s interesting to browse through C.A.’s gallery and image what type of brush or implement might have been used to create a certain texture or look. I can see evidence of a palette knife in many works, but in her animal and figurative paintings I get the sense that further experimentation was employed.

An abstract painting with a large plane of bright redOn Stage, acrylic

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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